Monday, December 26, 2022

Anthology Review: Classic Monsters Unleashed

Title: Classic Monsters Unleased
Edited by: James Aquilone
Authors: Joe R. Lansdale, F. Paul Wilson, Jonathan Maberry, Ramsey Campbell, Lisa Morton, Owl Goingback, Richard Christian Matheson, Seanan Mcguire, Maurice Broaddus, Dacre Stoker, Linda D. Addison, Kim Newman, Alessandro Manzetti, Geneve Flynn, Tim Waggoner, John Palisano, Simon Bestwick, Lucy A. Snyder, Monique Snyman, J.G. Faherty, Michael Knost, David Surface, Kelsea Yu, Lindy Ryan, Gaby Triana, Gary A. Braunbeck, Sean Eads, Joshua Viola, Carlie St. George, Mercedes M. Yardley, Rena Mason, Leverett Butts
Genre: Anthology; Fantasy; Horror; Paranormal; Werewolf; Vampires
Publication Date: July 12th, 2022
Publisher: Black Spot Books

Stories of famous monsters in a new horror anthology edited by James Aquilone and featuring Joe R. Lansdale, F. Paul Wilson, Jonathan Maberry, Ramsey Campbell, and many others.

Dracula, Frankenstein’s Monster, the Bride of Frankenstein, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Dr. Moreau, the Headless Horseman, the Invisible Man, the Phantom of the Opera, the Wicked Witch of the West—they're all here, in this collection of horror short stories that reimagine, subvert, and pay homage to our favorite monsters and creatures.


*I received an advance review copy for free, and I am leaving this review voluntarily*

Hello Fellow Readers,

I actually started reading this a while ago as I wanted to do this review for Halloween, but life got in the way (as it always does). I finally finished it and I am so happy that I did. I loved the different takes on each Monster. This anthology was so refreshing as I was getting tired of all the same monster horror tropes and knowing exactly how each story was going to end. Like most Anthologies, I did like other stories more than others, but that is always expected. Each author's reimagined monster added something new to the monster genre. I'm glad I wasn't left feeling disappointed or let down when I finished this book and will be looking up a lot of the authors that contributed to this book. 

Overall, a new exciting take on the Classic Monsters in Horror.

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